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Main Title Field validation of a penetrometer-based fiber-optic petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) sensor : project summary /
Author McGinnis, William C. ; Lieberman, S. H.
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Lieberman, Stephen H.
CORP Author Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, San Diego, CA. RDT and E Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600/SR-97/055; EPA 600/R-97/055; EPA-DW-17936217
Stock Number PB98-100472
Subjects Oil pollution of soils--Remote sensing--Instruments--Evaluation.
Additional Subjects Petroleum products ; Oils ; Lubricants ; Laser induced fluorescence ; Soil pollution ; Subsurface investigations ; Soil sampling ; Soil contamination ; Screening ; Analytical methods ; Site characterization ; Field tests ; Fluorometers ; Cone penetrometers ; Sensors ; Comparison
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NTIS  PB98-100472 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume
This report details comprehensive comparisons of in situ measurements from a cone penetrometer-deployed laser induced fluorescence (LIF) petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) sensor with traditional field screening methods. Operational procedures were development to facilitate comparison between methods and across multiple sites. Using a field screening detect/non-detect criterion, agreement between sensor measurements corresponding to the sampled interval and the laboratory analytical measurements on those samples was better than 85 percent. Comparison between measurements from the two accepted analytical techniques, on splits of the same sample, was only slightly better. The authors conclude that the LIF-POL sensor, deployed from a cone penetrometer, provides significant advantages for subsurface field screening of POL-contaminated site.
"October 1997." "EPA/600/SR-97/055." Also available via Internet from the EPA Office of Research and Development web site. Address as of 8/26/2003:; current access available via PURL. Shipping list no.: 1998-0383-M. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Microfiche.